Clayton County, GA
One of two suspects arrested in the kidnapping of a Clayton County teen will ask a federal judge for bond later today.
Wildrego Jackson was arrested the same day 14-year-old Ayvani Perez was released after he showed up in Fulton County Superior Court to appear on unrelated charges.
Federal agents were able to use cell phone records to link him to the crime. He's been charged with conspiracy to commit to kidnapping.
The only other person arrested so far is Juan Alberto Contreras-Ramirez who is being held on immigration violations.
The two suspects shown in police sketches, believed to be involved in the actual abduction of Perez, have yet to be apprehended.
Perez was held for nearly 34 hours after police say the two unidentified suspects burst into her family's Ellenwood home demanding money and drugs. When the girl's mother, Maria Corral, told them she didn't have any, investigators say the men took the teen.
Within hours, Corral began receiving phone calls with ransom demands for Perez's safe return. She was eventually released at her aunt's home in Conyers.
Police records show Corral was arrested with Contreras-Ramirez last year on drug charges in Henry County. She was never indicted and the case against him was eventually thrown out because police lacked a search warrant.
U.S. Immigration and Customs deported Contreras-Ramirez following that arrest. He now could face charges of felony re-entry.